After a couple of weeks of events and public holidays the Sunday Strength Session is back 🙂 From 10am to Noon. There will be an Olympic Weightlifting option, a Powerlifting option, as well as a CrossFit workout. You can also use this time as an Open Gym Session, just make sure you have a plan.

Open Gym Rules

•Have a plan.
•Know what workout you want to do or lift you want to work.
•The coach is there to help but this is not a personal training session.
•Work your “goats”.

Entertainment Memberships/Books

We are trying to raise funds for equipment of 41° Weightlifting Club. This is a volunteer based club working to get more people Olympic Weightlifting in NZ.
We charge no fees for our competitions and we welcome any and all lifters.
We are hoping to raise funds this year for competition collars, a men’s barbell and a women’s barbell to meet IWF rules.
Please help us by purchasing a entertainment membership/book. Just follow this link and you can purchase a digital or hard copy. If you purchase the book online, you can pick it up at MaD CrossFit. Entertainment™ Memberships include over $20,000 worth of valuable 2-for-1 and up to 50% offers from many of the best restaurants, arts, attractions, hotel accommodation, travel and much more!

Thanks in advance for your support and a big thank you to all the volunteers that make these competitions possible. If you have any interest in becoming a referee, scorekeeper or bar loader please let us know. Next competition is June 29, lifters can register HERE.

Thanks for your support.


Sunday Reading

The study got me thinking about the advantage of social support and group exercise. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, working out with other people can offer a unique and heightened euphoria that goes beyond physical activity itself. Beyond the obvious Primal associations, our group fitness endeavors offer us a better endorphin release, resulting in greater pain thresholds and even an oxytocin kickback for bonding with said co-participants. What’s not to love?
The main difference you’ll see with longer legged lifters in the early phase of the lift is a greater tendency for the knees to extend at a faster rate than the hips, i.e. the hips will rise faster than the shoulders and the bar. This movement is not necessarily problematic if it’s minor and controlled, and it some cases, it will be necessary to get the bar past the knees. Some of this can be helped by making sure the knees are pushed out to the sides in the start and first pull to get the knees back without needing to drop the shoulders and lift the hips. A wider stance may be helpful as well.
Checkout the worldwide standings after Regionals.